Braintree, MA

Monday April 22, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by  Jared Diamond. 

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

This month's book is: Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed by  Jared Diamond. 

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday April 24, 2019
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

Image result for a piece of the worldThis month's titles is A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Klein.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk on the main level about one month before the meeting and are due back on the night of the discussion .

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Image result for a piece of the worldThis month's titles is A Piece of the World by Christina Baker Klein.

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the smash bestseller Orphan Train, a stunning and atmospheric novel of friendship, passion, and art, inspired by Andrew Wyeth’s mysterious and iconic painting Christina’s World.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk on the main level about one month before the meeting and are due back on the night of the discussion .

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Thursday May 2, 2019
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6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Good Taste Cookbook Club

Just Cook It! by Justin Chapple is this month’s selection. The alternate selection is Mad Genius Tips by Justin Chapple. Borrow a copy of either selection (not both, please!) from the library and make a dish from it to share at the meeting. (No need to double the recipe.)

Cookbooks will be available from the Circulation Desk one month ahead. Please return the book if you won’t be able to join us, so someone else can borrow it!

Remember to register here (through the library calendar) or by phone or email (see contact info below) in order to receive an email reminder about the meeting, and don't forget to let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying!

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library. The group meets September through May, and takes the summer months off.

 

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level
There are 23 spaces available.

Just Cook It! by Justin Chapple is this month’s selection. The alternate selection is Mad Genius Tips by Justin Chapple. Borrow a copy of either selection (not both, please!) from the library and make a dish from it to share at the meeting. (No need to double the recipe.)

Cookbooks will be available from the Circulation Desk one month ahead. Please return the book if you won’t be able to join us, so someone else can borrow it!

Remember to register here (through the library calendar) or by phone or email (see contact info below) in order to receive an email reminder about the meeting, and don't forget to let Laurie know what recipe you’ll be trying!

The Good Taste Cookbook Club is a bi-monthly book club, sponsored by the Thayer Public Library. The group meets September through May, and takes the summer months off.

 

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Logan Auditorium - upper level

There are 23 spaces available.

Wednesday May 8, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“Bohjalian offers a chilling retelling of the little-known 1915 Turkish genocide of Armenians. ”— Library Journal

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's selection is The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“Bohjalian offers a chilling retelling of the little-known 1915 Turkish genocide of Armenians. ”— Library Journal

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday May 14, 2019
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Cover image for The last ballad : a novelThis month's book is The Last Ballard by Wiley Cash.

"Ella May Wiggins, a young mother desperately trying to hold her family together with the paltry nine dollars a week she earns from the textile mill two miles away, makes up her mind to join the labor union--a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town, and all that she loves. Intertwining myriad voice, Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America--and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers"-- Adapted from publisher information.

New location: The Second Tuesday Book Club is now meeting in Conference Room B on the Upper Level.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Cover image for The last ballad : a novelThis month's book is The Last Ballard by Wiley Cash.

"Ella May Wiggins, a young mother desperately trying to hold her family together with the paltry nine dollars a week she earns from the textile mill two miles away, makes up her mind to join the labor union--a decision that will have lasting consequences for her children, her friends, her town, and all that she loves. Intertwining myriad voice, Cash brings to life the heartbreak and bravery of the now forgotten struggle of the labor movement in early twentieth-century America--and pays tribute to the thousands of heroic women and men who risked their lives to win basic rights for all workers"-- Adapted from publisher information.

New location: The Second Tuesday Book Club is now meeting in Conference Room B on the Upper Level.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Monday May 20, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery. 

"Sy Montgomery’s joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures will have you rethinking that order of calamari."  -- Library Journal Editors' Spring Pick

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

This month's book is: The Soul of an Octopus: A Surprising Exploration into the Wonder of Consciousness by Sy Montgomery. 

"Sy Montgomery’s joyful passion for these intelligent and fascinating creatures will have you rethinking that order of calamari."  -- Library Journal Editors' Spring Pick

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday May 22, 2019
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

 

Image result for A Gentleman from Moscow by Amor TowlesThis month's title is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

"A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. When, in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery."

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

 

Image result for A Gentleman from Moscow by Amor TowlesThis month's title is A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

"A transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel. When, in 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, the Count is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel's doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery."

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday June 11, 2019
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Cover image for The Alice NetworkThis month's book is The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.

An enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women -- a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947 -- are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

New location: The Second Tuesday Book Club is now meeting in Conference Room B on the Upper Level.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

 
CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Cover image for The Alice NetworkThis month's book is The Alice Network by Kate Quinn.

An enthralling new historical novel from national bestselling author Kate Quinn, two women -- a female spy recruited to the real-life Alice Network in France during World War I and an unconventional American socialite searching for her cousin in 1947 -- are brought together in a mesmerizing story of courage and redemption.

New location: The Second Tuesday Book Club is now meeting in Conference Room B on the Upper Level.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

 
CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday June 12, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is Clock Dance by Anne Tyler.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“Pulitzer winner Tyler (following A Spool of Blue Thread) takes a bittersweet, hope-filled look at two quirky families that have broken apart and are trying to find their way back to one another. ”— Publishers Weekly

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's selection is Clock Dance by Anne Tyler.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“Pulitzer winner Tyler (following A Spool of Blue Thread) takes a bittersweet, hope-filled look at two quirky families that have broken apart and are trying to find their way back to one another. ”— Publishers Weekly

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday June 17, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living by Tim Bauerschmidt.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

This month's book is: Driving Miss Norma: One Family's Journey Saying "Yes" to Living by Tim Bauerschmidt.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday June 26, 2019
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

 

Image result for Every Note Played (ALS) by Lisa GenovaPlease note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

This month's title is Every Note Played by Lisa Genova.

"A once accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS. As he becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard's muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it's too late. This is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness" -- Amazon.com.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

 

Image result for Every Note Played (ALS) by Lisa GenovaPlease note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

This month's title is Every Note Played by Lisa Genova.

"A once accomplished concert pianist, Richard now has ALS. As he becomes increasingly paralyzed and is no longer able to live on his own, Karina becomes his reluctant caretaker. As Richard's muscles, voice, and breath fade, both he and Karina try to reconcile their past before it's too late. This is a masterful exploration of redemption and what it means to find peace inside of forgiveness" -- Amazon.com.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday July 9, 2019
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6:45 PM - 7:50 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Related imageThis month's selection is The Club Dumas by Arturo  Pérez-Reverte.

Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer's trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world.

New location: The Second Tuesday Book Club is now meeting in Conference Room B on the Upper Level.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Related imageThis month's selection is The Club Dumas by Arturo  Pérez-Reverte.

Lucas Corso is a book detective, a middle-aged mercenary hired to hunt down rare editions for wealthy and unscrupulous clients. When a well-known bibliophile is found dead, leaving behind part of the original manuscript of Alexandre Dumas's The Three Musketeers, Corso is brought in to authenticate the fragment. He is soon drawn into a swirling plot involving devil worship, occult practices, and swashbuckling derring-do among a cast of characters bearing a suspicious resemblance to those of Dumas's masterpiece. Aided by a mysterious beauty named for a Conan Doyle heroine, Corso travels from Madrid to Toledo to Paris on the killer's trail in this twisty intellectual romp through the book world.

New location: The Second Tuesday Book Club is now meeting in Conference Room B on the Upper Level.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday July 10, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“Halpern's clever and touching latest (following A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home) unites a disparate cast of characters who have come to the town library for a variety of reasons. ”— Publishers Weekly

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's selection is Summer Hours at the Robbers Library by Sue Halpern.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“Halpern's clever and touching latest (following A Dog Walks into a Nursing Home) unites a disparate cast of characters who have come to the town library for a variety of reasons. ”— Publishers Weekly

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday July 15, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgetting by Tracy Kidder.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

This month's book is: Strength in What Remains: A Journey of Remembrance and Forgetting by Tracy Kidder.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday July 24, 2019
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

 

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

 

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday August 13, 2019
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6:45 PM - 7:50 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Related imageThis month's book is : Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton.

Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...
Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. 
Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Related imageThis month's book is : Next Year in Havana by Chanel Cleeton.

Havana, 1958. The daughter of a sugar baron, nineteen-year-old Elisa Perez is part of Cuba's high society, where she is largely sheltered from the country's growing political unrest--until she embarks on a clandestine affair with a passionate revolutionary...
Miami, 2017. Freelance writer Marisol Ferrera grew up hearing romantic stories of Cuba from her late grandmother Elisa, who was forced to flee with her family during the revolution. Elisa's last wish was for Marisol to scatter her ashes in the country of her birth. 
Arriving in Havana, Marisol comes face-to-face with the contrast of Cuba's tropical, timeless beauty and its perilous political climate. When more family history comes to light and Marisol finds herself attracted to a man with secrets of his own, she'll need the lessons of her grandmother's past to help her understand the true meaning of courage.

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday August 14, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“An engaging read written in McCall Smith’s trademark wryly thoughtful style [with] mouth-watering descriptions of rural Italy.”— The Daily Mail

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's selection is My Italian Bulldozer by Alexander McCall Smith.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“An engaging read written in McCall Smith’s trademark wryly thoughtful style [with] mouth-watering descriptions of rural Italy.”— The Daily Mail

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday August 19, 2019
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6:30 PM - 7:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russel Hochschild.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

This month's book is: Strangers in Their Own Land: Anger and Mourning on the American Right by Arlie Russel Hochschild.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday August 28, 2019
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6:45 PM - 7:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Please note the earlier starting time due to the library's summer hours.

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday September 10, 2019
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Image result for The Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThis month's selection is The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.

"The year is 1327. Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon—all sharpened to a glistening edge by wry humor and a ferocious curiosity. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, where “the most interesting things happen at night.”

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Image result for The Name of the Rose by Umberto EcoThis month's selection is The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco.

"The year is 1327. Benedictines in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. When his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths, Brother William turns detective. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon—all sharpened to a glistening edge by wry humor and a ferocious curiosity. He collects evidence, deciphers secret symbols and coded manuscripts, and digs into the eerie labyrinth of the abbey, where “the most interesting things happen at night.”

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday September 11, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“Westover's debut memoir details how her isolated upbringing in the mountains of Idaho led to an unexpected outcome: Cambridge, Harvard, and a PhD.”— Booklist

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's selection is Educated: A Memoir by Tara Westover.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“Westover's debut memoir details how her isolated upbringing in the mountains of Idaho led to an unexpected outcome: Cambridge, Harvard, and a PhD.”— Booklist

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday September 16, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

This month's book is: The American Way of Eating: Undercover at Walmart, Applebee's, Farm Fields, and the Dinner Table by Tracie McMillan.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday September 25, 2019
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday October 8, 2019
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Image result for The Wife Between Us by Greer HendricksThis month's book is The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen.

"Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.'

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Image result for The Wife Between Us by Greer HendricksThis month's book is The Wife Between Us by Greer Hendricks & Sarah Pekkanen.

"Twisted and deliciously chilling, Greer Hendricks and Sarah Pekkanen's The Wife Between Us exposes the secret complexities of an enviable marriage - and the dangerous truths we ignore in the name of love.'

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday October 9, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“Mirza's first novel, which launches Sarah Jessica Parker's new imprint with Hogarth, follows an American Muslim family in California, and in particular the divergent paths of eldest daughter, Hadia, and youngest child, Amar.”— Library Journal

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's selection is A Place for Us by Fatima Farheen Mirza.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“Mirza's first novel, which launches Sarah Jessica Parker's new imprint with Hogarth, follows an American Muslim family in California, and in particular the divergent paths of eldest daughter, Hadia, and youngest child, Amar.”— Library Journal

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday October 21, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History by  Stephan Talty.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

This month's book is: The Black Hand: The Epic War Between a Brilliant Detective and the Deadliest Secret Society in American History by  Stephan Talty.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday October 23, 2019
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday November 12, 2019
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

Image result for The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafonThis month's selected book is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

"The Shadow of the Wind is a coming-of-age tale of a young boy who, through the magic of a single book, finds a purpose greater than himself and a hero in a man he’s never met. With the passion of García Márquez, the irony of Dickens, and the necromancy of Poe, Carlos Ruiz Zafón spins a web of intrigue so thick that it ensnares the reader from the very first line. The Shadow of the Wind is an ode to the art of reading, but it is also the perfect example of the all-encompassing power of a well-told story."

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Conference Room B

Image result for The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafonThis month's selected book is The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon.

"The Shadow of the Wind is a coming-of-age tale of a young boy who, through the magic of a single book, finds a purpose greater than himself and a hero in a man he’s never met. With the passion of García Márquez, the irony of Dickens, and the necromancy of Poe, Carlos Ruiz Zafón spins a web of intrigue so thick that it ensnares the reader from the very first line. The Shadow of the Wind is an ode to the art of reading, but it is also the perfect example of the all-encompassing power of a well-told story."

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday November 13, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“In Unsheltered, two families in two centuries come to terms with great personal and societal change on the same property, located in Vineland, N.J.”— Publishers Weekly

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's selection is Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver.

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“In Unsheltered, two families in two centuries come to terms with great personal and societal change on the same property, located in Vineland, N.J.”— Publishers Weekly

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday November 18, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History by  Sarah Rose .

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

This month's book is: For All the Tea in China: How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History by  Sarah Rose .

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday November 27, 2019
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club will meet next week

The Group will meet on December 4th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday being so close.

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

The Group will meet on December 4th due to the Thanksgiving Holiday being so close.

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Wednesday December 4, 2019
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
The Reader's Group Book Club: November's meeting

The November meeting has been moved to this date due to Thanksgiving.

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

The November meeting has been moved to this date due to Thanksgiving.

This month's title has not yet been chosen.

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Tuesday December 10, 2019
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
Second Tuesday Book Club

The Only Woman in the Room: A NovelThis month's book is The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. 

"Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.

But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis...if anyone would listen to her.

A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece."

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 ex.4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Conference Room B

The Only Woman in the Room: A NovelThis month's book is The Only Woman in the Room by Marie Benedict. 

"Her beauty almost certainly saved her from the rising Nazi party and led to marriage with an Austrian arms dealer. Underestimated in everything else, she overheard the Third Reich's plans while at her husband's side, understanding more than anyone would guess. She devised a plan to flee in disguise from their castle, and the whirlwind escape landed her in Hollywood. She became Hedy Lamarr, screen star.

But she kept a secret more shocking than her heritage or her marriage: she was a scientist. And she knew a few secrets about the enemy. She had an idea that might help the country fight the Nazis...if anyone would listen to her.

A powerful novel based on the incredible true story of the glamour icon and scientist whose groundbreaking invention revolutionized modern communication, The Only Woman in the Room is a masterpiece."

Book club books are available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 ex.4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday December 11, 2019
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12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Brown Bag Book Club

This month's selection is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. (This timeless holiday classic turned 175 last year in 2018.)

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“On the novel’s 80th anniversary in 1923, The Times called it 'the greatest little book in the world.'”— The New York Times

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT: Laurie Cavanaugh  781-848-0405 x4430  lcavanaugh@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

This month's selection is A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens. (This timeless holiday classic turned 175 last year in 2018.)

Feel free to bring your hot or cold bottled or covered beverages (and lunch or a snack, if desired) and join us in the Reading Room on the Main Level to talk about the monthly selection. Hot and cold beverages and vending machine snacks are also available for purchase in the Friends' Cafe. The Brown Bag Book Club meets every month on the second Wednesday at noon.

“On the novel’s 80th anniversary in 1923, The Times called it 'the greatest little book in the world.'”— The New York Times

Book club books are available at the Circulation Desk one month before the meeting date and are due back on the day of the discussion. New members are always welcome. Audio and large-print copies of the title are also available.

CONTACT:
  Laurie Cavanaugh
  781.848.0405 x4430
  lcavanaugh@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

Monday December 16, 2019
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7:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Nonfiction Book Club

This month's book is: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT: Moira Cavanagh  781-848-0405 X4417  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov
LOCATION: Conference Room B

This month's book is: The Psychopath Test: A Journey Through the Madness Industry by Jon Ronson.

Book club books will be available for pick up at the circulation desk about one month before the discussion date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome.

CONTACT:
  Moira Cavanagh
  781.848.0405 X4417
  mcavanagh@braintreema.gov

LOCATION: Conference Room B

Wednesday December 25, 2019
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7:15 PM - 8:45 PM
No Reader's Group Book Club in December

The Reader's Group does not meet in December.

See you in January!

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT: Priscilla Crane  781-848-0405 x 4417  brref@ocln.org
LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level

The Reader's Group does not meet in December.

See you in January!

Book club books are available at the circulation desk about one month before the meeting date and are due back on the night of the discussion.

All readers are always welcome!

CONTACT:
  Priscilla Crane
  781.848.0405 x 4417
  brref@ocln.org

LOCATION: Reading Room - Main Level


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